Messi Scores Twice in Barcelona's Win over Zaragoza
La Liga- Camp Nou, Barcelona. Spain
Barcelona 3-1 Real Zaragoza
Goals: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 16', 60', Francisco Montanes (Real Zaragoza) 24', Alex Song (Barcelona) 28'
Real Zaragoza: Roberto (GK), Goni, Pinter, Gonzalez, Paredes, Movilla, Zuculini (Wilchez 58'), Apono, Montanes, Rodriguez (Postiga 73'), Aranda (Babovic 81')
Barcelona: Valdes (GK), Montoya, Puyol (Bartra 75'), Pique, Alba, Song, Xavi, Iniesta, Pedro (Fabregas 78'), Messi, Villa (Tello 61')
FT: Barcelona 3, Real Zaragoza 1
90' Two minutes of stoppage time have been added to the end of the second half.
90' Barcelona have controlled the match for most of the second half, Zaragoza have not had a clear chance on goal that threatened Valdes for most of the half.
84' Shouts for a penalty from Barcelona as Iniesta goes down in the penalty area.
The replay shows that the tackle made by Gonzalez was a legal one.
83' Tello with a cross into the box but it only finds the feet of the Zaragoza defense.
81' ZARAGOZA SUBSTITUTION!
Stefan Babovic replaces Aranda.
80' OFF THE POST!
Iniesta hits the post with his shot after Barcelona produce a great string of passes on the outside of the penalty area.
78' BARCELONA SUBSTITUTION
Cesc Fabregas replaces Pedro.
That is the final sub for Barcelona.
75' BARCELONA SUBSTITUTION
Marc Bartra replaces Carles Puyol.
The captain's armband goes from Puyol to Xavi.
74' Zaragoza with two corners in a row, both are cleared out by Barca.
The third corner results in a goal kick after an errant header.
73' ZARAGOZA SUBSTITUTION
Helder Postiga replaces Victor Rodriguez.
73' For those wondering, Messi's two goals today give him 50 in La Liga in 2012.
He has 78 total goals this calendar year.
71' Puyol concedes a corner for Barcelona after Aranda challenges him on an attack.
The resulting corner for Zaragoza results in a header by Gonzalez going out for a goal kick.
Aranda gets a shot on goal for Zaragoza but his shot is directed right at Valdes, who makes the save.
65' Almost an own goal by Zaragoza as Alvaro Gonzalez's clearance just goes wide to the left of goal.
64' Zaragoza with a free kick taken by Apono that bounces into the penalty area and finds the hands of Victor Valdes.
62' BARCELONA SUBSTITUTION
Cristian Tello replaces David Villa.
Lionel Messi with second of the match.
He shoots from the top of the penalty area after receiving a pass from Montoya.
59' Back to the action, Iniesta earns a corner for Barca.
Xavi takes the corner and Roberto clears the ball away.
58' ZARAGOZA SUBSTITUTION
Lucas Wilchez replaces Franco Zuculini, who was the best player on the pitch for Zaragoza today.
55' Messi earns a foul as he is taken down by Alvaro Gonzalez.
Xavi takes a short free kick and Barcelona continue their possession domination.
51' Barcelona continues to look for their third goal of the match.
This time in attack, Villa's cross is just out of reach for Pedro.
48' Song tries to find Villa with a cross but it goes too far and falls into the hands of Roberto.
On the other end, Zuculini gets another chance to shoot on goal but it goes nowhere close to the Barcelona net.
46' Second half is underway with Barcelona in possession.
HT: Barcelona 2, Real Zaragoza 1
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